Firstly, I'm having a hard time finding LVN programs in the Houston area. Does Memorial Hermann offer a program? I read that they do, but I can't find any information online at their website. I know Houston Community College has one and Cy-Fair, but Cy-fair only has fall starts and I need to enroll by this spring. Any advice?
Now, my dilemma. As of this fall I will have an A.A. in 'pre nursing' just meaning I've taken all the courses I need to ensure that I can get a BSN once I transfer to a BSN program. I have a 3.9gpa, great science and math grades etc. Suddenly I find myself in a precarious financial situation because of some family problems and I'm afraid that I may be left with no marketable skills to be able to take care of myself. I haven't worked outside the home in almost a decade and a "pre nursing" associates is useful for what? So now I'm faced with possibly having to throw all that hard work --and it has been hard I am not a natural math/science person I put a lot of sweat and tears into that gpa-- to the wind.
I'm just afraid that I'll get the LVN and start working and then when I'll never be able to go back to school because my family is too dependent on my income. Or I'll have to take all those "core" science classes over again because no school will accept them after 5 years and then I'll still have two years of school and clinicals for a B.S.N which means all I've been through these past two years will be meaningless.
I know this is not just nursing advice, it's life advice. But I'd appreciate hearing the perspective of nurses on the struggle of turning an LVN certification into a BSN. I could take the risk and just go the BSN route and pray that over the next two years catastrophe doesn't strike, but that's seemingly less and less likely.